ACL Blog: New Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Grants for Health and Function

Blog Post January 23, 2017

Two new grant opportunities from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL have been announced under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program (DRRP) for the health and function domain.

The purpose of the DRRP program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities (including international activities) to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities.

These DRRP grants are for advancing health and function of people with disabilities:

DRRP Health and Function: Research

Applicants must propose a research project that is aimed at improving health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities. A grantee must identify hypotheses or research questions and perform an intensive, systematic study toward producing new or full scientific knowledge or understanding of the subject or problem studied.

DRRP Health and Function: Development

Applicants must propose a development project that is aimed at improving the health and function of individuals with disabilities. A grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, or methods beneficial to the target population, including design and development of prototypes and processes.

Please visit the links above for more details about the grant and application process. These grant opportunities close on March 20, 2017.

To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit and search: NIDILRR or 93.433.

Within ACL, NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research and development.

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